PayMaya Providing Cashless Payment Solutions for Philippine Transport Sector

PayMaya has responded to the government’s call for contactless and cashless payments solutions for the country’s transport sector. Through its end-to-end payment platforms, PayMaya aims to provide a “full ecosystem solution” that covers public transit, transport hubs, gas stations, delivery services, and more, to support the mandate of the Department of Transportation (DOTr) and the Land Transportation Franchising and Regulatory Board (LTFRB) for transportation service providers to accept contactless payments in public transit to help reduce the spread of COVID-19.

“When the DOTr and the LTFRB called for PayMaya to help deploy cashless payments in transportation back in May, we worked quickly with our partners to provide them with the necessary solutions and technologies to make this happen,” said Shailesh Baidwan, President of PayMaya. “We are glad that many transport operators are embracing this change, and have in fact accelerated their cashless deployments in partnership with PayMaya.”

Here are some of the digital payment solutions PayMaya has enabled for the country’s entire transport sector:

  • Commuters – the commuting public can easily top-up their beep cards by purchasing credits through the PayMaya app. They can also scan-to-pay in PayMaya QR-enabled vehicles or pay using their credit, debit, or prepaid card in transport service providers that have PayMaya terminals.
  • Transportation service providers – PayMaya is enabling the likes of UBE Express (P2P and Airport shuttle services), hirna and EKR Taxi (taxi services), as well as Hype (TNVS) to allow them to accept card and QR payments in vehicles or when commuters book through their apps or websites.
  • Transit hubs – the Araneta City Bus Port has engaged PayMaya since a few years ago to offer QR and card payments in its hub and through its website.
  • Petroleum providers – the likes of Petron, Shell, SEAOIL, Unioil, Cleanfuel, RePhil, and other major fuel retailers have adopted the PayMaya One all-in-one Point-of-Sale device to offer contactless payments in gas stations using card or e-Wallet apps.
  • Delivery services – PayMaya is helping process card transactions for Lalamove and other delivery providers for cashless payments when booking a delivery.
  • Government agencies – The Land Transportation Office, the Bureau of the Treasury and PayMaya have formally signed an agreement that will soon allow cashless payments powered by PayMaya for motor vehicle registrations and renewals through the LTO website.

PayMaya is also in talks with air and sea transport services to provide them with cashless payment solutions as well to help reduce the spread of the virus by minimizing the handling of cash.

“Our complete suite of cashless payment solutions can help empower all modes of transportation, from tricycle drivers, to jeepneys, all the way to premium taxis, buses, and other forms of mass transportation around the country,” added Marvin Santos, Enterprise Head for the Public Sector of PayMaya.

You can download and sign up for PayMaya and start availing of contactless and cashless payments by just downloading the PayMaya app for Android or iOS (